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Heavenward doth our journey tend We are




Heavenward doth our journey tend,
We are strangers here on earth,
Through the wilderness we wend
Towards the Canaan of our birth.
Here we roam a pilgrim band,
Yonder is our native land.


Heavenward stretch, my soul, thy wings,
Heavenly nature canst thou claim,
There is nought of earthly things
Worthy to be all thine aim;
Every soul that God inspires
Back to Him, its Source, aspires.


Heavenward! doth His Spirit cry,
When I hear Him in His Word,
Showing thus the rest on high,
Where I shall be with my Lord:
When His Word fills all my thought,
Oft to heaven my soul is caught.


Heavenward ever would I haste,
When Thy table, Lord, is spread;
Heavenly strength on earth I taste,
Feeding on the Living Bread;
Such is e'en on earth our fare,
Who Thy marriage feast shall share.


Heavenward! Faith discerns the prize
That is waiting us afar,
And my heart would swiftly rise,
High o'er sun and moon and star,
To that Light behind the veil
Where all earthly splendours pale.


Heavenward Death shall lead at last,
To the home where I would be,
All my sorrows overpast,
I shall triumph there with Thee,
Jesus, who hast gone before,
That we too might Heavenward soar.


Heavenward! Heavenward! Only this
Is my watchword on the earth;
For the love of heavenly bliss
Counting all things little worth.
Heavenward all my being tends,
Till in Heaven my journey ends.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1731,1855
      Bible Refs: Heb 11:13; Heb 11:16;
      MUSIC
      Name: MAIDSTONE
      Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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